A 1982 science-fiction movie directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford. Loosely based on Philip K. Dick novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'

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Is Deckard a replicant?

I've heard it said that Deckard (Harrison Ford) in Blade Runner is a replicant. I don't remember it being made clear either way. Is Deckard a replicant? What evidence is there either way?
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What is the meaning of showing the tapetum lucidum (eye glow) of the replicants?

I just saw Blade Runner on the big screen for the first time in twenty years. There were many details that I saw for the first time. One of these details happens whenever we see a replicant. They are ...
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Blade Runner - What makes this movie so iconic?

Blade Runner has a lot of buzz around it. Everyone knows the movie, it's widely cited and highly regarded. However, after watching it twice I just wasn't impressed. I thought it was average at ...
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Leon interrogation

I am watching Blade Runner for the first time, and early on we have this scene Holden: Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother. Leon: ...
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How could Tyrell lose in chess so easily

The leader of the replicants was standing in the elevator with Sebastian (a Tyrell's employee). They were going to pay Tyrell a visit. Tyrell asked what does he (Sebastian) need? Then Sebastian ...
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What kind of Replicant is Deckard?

So, the end result of about 19 different versions of Blade Runner seems to be that all indicators point to Deckard being a Replicant himself. If you do indeed hold to this theory, what was the ...
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Why did Roy let Deckard live?

Near the end of Blade Runner, Deckard enters Sebastian’s apartment, gets ambushed and kills the girl. He then gets chased around the apartment by Roy, who leads Deckard to believe that he is going to ...
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What does the origami represent in Blade Runner?

Throughout Blade Runner we see Gaff (Edward James Olmos) making origami figures at various points in the movie. He makes a chicken, matchstick men and at the end of the film there is a unicorn waiting ...
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Why did Blade Runner deviate from the source novel so significantly?

In Philip K. Dick's novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' there are key aspects of the plot of the novel that are completely excluded from Blade Runner, including: That animals have almost ...
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Would a psychopath create a false positive Voight-Kampff test result?

The Voight-Kampff test (the so-called "empathy test") in the film has been bothering me for some time... It is acknowledged in the film that the test can give a false negative - Rachael would have ...
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What are the differences between the alternative versions of Blade Runner?

I may have lost count, but the last time I checked there were 4 different cuts of Blade Runner. The original cinema release (with the voice over and the spliced from another movie ending) followed by ...
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How do the differences between the replicants and Deckard evolve in Blade Runner?

In Blade Runner, replicant detection occurs via the subject's ability/inability to show advanced emotion. But early in the movie Deckard starts off as emotionless as the replicants. How do the ...